Dump Truck Crashes in Virginia – Passenger Killed in Wreck in Virginia Beach

A fatal wreck on Dec. 30 in Virginia Beach has again highlighted the deadly nature of dump truck crashes in Virginia.

Police said a passenger in an F150 pickup died when a Ford F150 hit a dump truck that was stopped in the westbound lane. The dump truck driver was attempting to back up into a construction site on Princess Anne Road, reported the Daily Press.

After the F150 hit the dump truck, it spun off onto the inside westbound lane, hitting a Honda CRV, police said.

Tragically, the passenger of the F150 was killed at the scene. The drivers of the Honda CRV and F150 were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. The dump truck driver was not injured.

Dump truck crashes in Virginia - crash on Princess Anne Road proved to be fatal

The location of the dump truck crash (Google maps)

Charges were reported to be pending after the wreck but it’s not clear against which driver. Part of westbound Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach was closed after the crash but before 10:15 a.m. The wreck was just the latest in a series of dump truck crashes in Virginia.

Accidents involving dump trucks are disproportionately serious and deadly given the bulk and weight of these massive vehicles. We write about accidents involving dump trucks in our book about trucking accidents in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The highways of Hampton Roads were no strangers to deadly accidents over the holidays.

On New Year’s Eve, a pedestrian was hit by a car and killed near  Military Circle Mall in Norfolk.

Police responded to the accident on Poplar Hall Drive around 6:30 p.m. The man was trying to cross the street at Frizzell Avenue and was hit by a car. He was declared dead later at a local hospital.

I was saddened to read that a 19-year-old who was badly injured in a car crash on Christmas Day in Gloucester has passed away.

Virginia State Police said the teen’s Honda Civic was hit by a Buick Rendezvous driven by a 74-year-old woman.

The older woman was driving west on Route 14 when she ran off the side of the road, according to reports on WAVY.com.  She returned to the highway, crossed the center line and hit the teen's car head-on.

As well as this fatal accident, drivers and pedestrians lost their lives in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Franklin on Christmas Day. Our thoughts are with the families of those who died.

If you have lost a loved one in a Virginia car accident, please call our Virginia wrongful death lawyers at (757) 455-0077. Nobody wants to think about lawyers after the loss of a loved one but death creates many hardships.

John Cooper

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